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  1. The status of men’s knowledge of and awareness to maternal, neonatal and child health care are largely unknown in Bangladesh and the effect of community focused interventions in improving men’s knowledge is la...

    Authors: Hashima E Nasreen, Margaret Leppard, Mahfuz Al Mamun, Masuma Billah, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Mosiur Rahman and Peter Nicholls

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:18

    Content type: Research

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  2. Introducing a new method into family planning programs requires careful attention to ensure it meets an actual need and has a positive effect on program goals. The Standard Days Method® is a fertility awarenes...

    Authors: Rebecka Lundgren, Irit Sinai, Priya Jha, Marie Mukabatsinda, Luisa Sacieta and Federico R León

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:17

    Content type: Research

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  3. Vaginal examination (VE), is a frequent procedure during childbirth. It is the most accepted ways to assess progress during childbirth, but its repetition at short intervals has no value. Over years, VE contin...

    Authors: Sahar J Hassan, Johanne Sundby, Abdullatif Husseini and Espen Bjertness

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:16

    Content type: Research

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  4. Caesarean section rates in Brazil have been steadily increasing. In 2009, for the first time, the number of children born by this type of procedure was greater than the number of vaginal births. Caesarean sect...

    Authors: Maria do Carmo Leal, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias, Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama, Daphne Rattner, Maria Elizabeth Moreira, Mariza Miranda Theme Filha, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues, Ana Paula Esteves Pereira, Jacqueline Alves Torres, Sonia Duarte Azevedo Bittencourt, Eleonora D’orsi, Antonio JLA Cunha, Alvaro Jorge Madeiro Leite, Rejane Silva Cavalcante, Sonia Lansky…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Intimate partner violence against women is more prevalent in Ethiopia and among the highest in the world. This study was aimed to explore the attitudes of the community on intimate partner violence against wom...

    Authors: Sileshi Garoma Abeya, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework and Alemayeh Worku Yalew

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:14

    Content type: Research

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  6. This study aims at examining parent-young people communication about sexual and reproductive health related topics and factors associated with it from both young people’s and parents’ perspectives.

    Authors: Dessalegn W Tesso, Mesganaw A Fantahun and Fikre Enquselassie

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  7. Malaria infection in pregnancy is a major risk factor for maternal and child death, and substantially increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and low birthweight. The aim of this study therefore is to as...

    Authors: Olorunfemi E Amoran, Adebayo A Ariba and Christy A Iyaniwura

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:12

    Content type: Research

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  8. Over the years awareness and uptake of cervical cancer screening services has remained poor in developing countries. Problems associated with cervical cancer incidence include late reporting, ignorance and cul...

    Authors: Chizoma Millicent Ndikom and Bola Abosede Ofi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  9. Mobile health (mHealth) is emerging as a useful tool to improve healthcare access especially in the developing world, where limited access to health services is linked to poor antenatal care, and maternal and ...

    Authors: Gabriela Cormick, Natalie A Kim, Ashlei Rodgers, Luz Gibbons, Pierre M Buekens, José M Belizán and Fernando Althabe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  10. Unsafe abortion's significant contribution to maternal mortality and morbidity was a critical factor leading to liberalization of Nepal's restrictive abortion law in 2002. Careful, comprehensive planning among...

    Authors: Ghazaleh Samandari, Merrill Wolf, Indira Basnett, Alyson Hyman and Kathryn Andersen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:7

    Content type: Review

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  11. One factor that contributes to high maternal mortality in developing countries is the delayed use of Emergency Obstetric-Care (EmOC) facilities. The objective of this study was to determine the factors that hi...

    Authors: Mahmoud Ghazi Tabatabaie, Zahra Moudi and AbouAli Vedadhir

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  12. Rural-to-urban migration involves a high proportion of females because job opportunities for female migrants have increased in urban industrial areas. Those who migrate may be healthier than those staying in t...

    Authors: Le Anh Thi Kim, Lien Thi Lan Pham, Lan Hoang Vu and Esther Schelling

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  13. India launched a national conditional cash transfer program, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), aimed at reducing maternal mortality by promoting institutional delivery in 2005. It provides a cash incentive to wome...

    Authors: Kristi Sidney, Vishal Diwan, Ziad El-Khatib and Ayesha de Costa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2012 9:2

    Content type: Research

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  14. IUD uptake remains low in Pakistan, in spite of three major efforts to introduce the IUD since the 1960s, the most recent of these being through the private sector. This study examines barriers to IUD recommen...

    Authors: Sohail Agha, Aslam Fareed and Joseph Keating

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:40

    Content type: Research

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  15. Unsafe abortion is a significant contributor to worldwide maternal mortality; however, abortion law and policy liberalization could lead to drops in unsafe abortion and related deaths. This review provides an ...

    Authors: Janie Benson, Kathryn Andersen and Ghazaleh Samandari

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:39

    Content type: Review

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  16. Understanding the strategies that health care providers employ in order to invite men to participate in maternal health care is very vital especially in today's dynamic cultural environment. Effective utilizat...

    Authors: Lucy I Kululanga, Johanne Sundby, Address Malata and Ellen Chirwa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:36

    Content type: Research

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  17. to evaluate mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) rates and related factors in HIV-infected pregnant women from a tertiary hospital between 2000 and 2009.

    Authors: Adriane M Delicio, Helaine Milanez, Eliana Amaral, Sirlei S Morais, Giuliane J Lajos, João Luiz C Pinto e Silva and José Guilherme Cecatti

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:35

    Content type: Research

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  18. In 2000, the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set targets for reducing child mortality and improving maternal health by 2015.

    Authors: Marilza VC Rudge, Izildinha Maestá, Paula MSS Moura, Cibele VC Rudge, Glilciane Morceli, Roberto AA Costa, Joelcio Abbade, José C Peraçoli, Steven S Witkin and Iracema MP Calderon

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:34

    Content type: Research

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  19. Improving knowledge of obstetric danger signs and promoting birth preparedness practices are strategies aimed at enhancing utilization of skilled care in low-income countries. The aim of the study was to explo...

    Authors: Jerome K Kabakyenga, Per-Olof Östergren, Eleanor Turyakira and Karen O Pettersson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:33

    Content type: Research

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  20. To build a reference curve for the area of Wharton's jelly (WJ) in low-risk pregnancies from 13 to 40 weeks and to assess its relationship with estimated fetal weight (EFW).

    Authors: Cristiane Barbieri, Jose G Cecatti, Fernanda G Surita, Maria L Costa, Emilio F Marussi and Jose V Costa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:32

    Content type: Research

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  21. Pregnancy is a good time to develop healthy lifestyle habits including regular exercise and good nutrition. Programs of physical exercise for pregnant women have been recommended; however, there are few refere...

    Authors: Carmen P Ribeiro and Helaine Milanez

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:31

    Content type: Research

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  22. Zimbabwe suffers from one of the greatest burdens of HIV/AIDS in the world that has been compounded by social and economic instability in the past decade. However, from 2001 to 2009 HIV prevalence among 15-49 ...

    Authors: W Douglas Evans, Noah Taruberekera, Kim Longfield and Jeremy Snider

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:29

    Content type: Research

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  23. Many women in Russia rely on abortion as a primary birth control method. Although refusal to use contraceptives, including condoms, may undermine public health efforts to decrease HIV sexual risk behaviors, fe...

    Authors: Nadia Abdala, Weihai Zhan, Alla V Shaboltas, Roman V Skochilov, Andrei P Kozlov and Tatiana V Krasnoselskikh

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:28

    Content type: Research

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  24. Little is known about the fertility desires of HIV infected individuals on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). In order to contribute more knowledge to this topic we conducted a study to determine if...

    Authors: Walter Kipp, Jennifer Heys, Gian S Jhangri, Arif Alibhai and Tom Rubaale

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  25. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful traditional practice with severe health complications, deeply rooted in many Sub-Saharan African countries. In The Gambia, the prevalence of FGM/C is 78.3...

    Authors: Adriana Kaplan, Suiberto Hechavarría, Miguel Martín and Isabelle Bonhoure

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:26

    Content type: Research

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  26. A high body mass index (BMI) has been associated with reduced semen quality and male subfecundity, but no studies following obese men losing weight have yet been published. We examined semen quality and reprod...

    Authors: Linn Berger Håkonsen, Ane Marie Thulstrup, Anette Skærbech Aggerholm, Jørn Olsen, Jens Peter Bonde, Claus Yding Andersen, Mona Bungum, Emil Hagen Ernst, Mette Lausten Hansen, Erik Hagen Ernst and Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:24

    Content type: Research

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  27. Women aged 40-44 years in 2005 ought to have been subjected to much more influence on attitudes and knowledge on contraceptive methods during their fertile period than women who were in the same age span in 19...

    Authors: Adam Sydsjö, Ann Josefsson, Marie Bladh and Gunilla Sydsjö

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:23

    Content type: Research

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  28. To evaluate the performance of the WHO criteria for defining maternal near miss and identifying deaths among cases of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) admitted for intensive care.

    Authors: José G Cecatti, João P Souza, Antonio F Oliveira Neto, Mary A Parpinelli, Maria H Sousa, Lale Say and Robert C Pattinson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:22

    Content type: Research

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  29. Sub-Saharan Africa is among the countries where 10% of girls become mothers by the age of 16 years old. The United Republic of Tanzania located in Sub-Saharan Africa is one country where teenage pregnancy is a...

    Authors: Frida Madeni, Shigeko Horiuchi and Mariko Iida

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:21

    Content type: Research

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  30. Women's reproductive rights, reproductive health, and constitutional privacy rights in the United States are addressed in light of the contemporary onslaught of the Christian Right. The misuse of State power b...

    Authors: Gene Grabiner

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:20

    Content type: Research

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  31. Increasing access to safe abortion services is the most effective way of preventing the burden of unsafe abortion, which is achieved by increasing safe choices for pregnancy termination. Medical abortion for t...

    Authors: Mulatu A Woldetsadik, Tegbar Y Sendekie, Mary T White and Desalegn T Zegeye

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:19

    Content type: Research

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  32. Maternal mortality in developing countries is high and international targets for reduction are unlikely to be met. Zambia's maternal mortality ratio was 591 per 100,000 live births according to survey data (20...

    Authors: Mary B Hadley and Mary Tuba

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:17

    Content type: Research

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  33. Parent-child communication about sex is an important proximal reproductive health outcome. But while campaigns to promote it such as the Parents Speak Up National Campaign (PSUNC) have been effective, little i...

    Authors: W Douglas Evans, Kevin C Davis, Cindy Umanzor, Kajal Patel and Munziba Khan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:15

    Content type: Research

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  34. In Brazil, concern with the quality of life of pregnant women is one of the points emphasized in the Program for the Humanization of Prenatal Care and Childbirth launched in 2000. However, there are few refere...

    Authors: Ana L Vallim, Maria J Osis, José G Cecatti, Érica P Baciuk, Carla Silveira and Sérgio R Cavalcante

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  35. Since 2001, a referral system has been operating in Kayes (Mali) to reduce maternal and perinatal deaths. Normal deliveries are managed in community health centers (CHC). Complicated cases are referred to a di...

    Authors: Maman Dogba, Pierre Fournier, Alexandre Dumont, Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui, Caroline Tourigny and Safoura Berthe-Cisse

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  36. The disability associated with depression and its impact on maternal and child health has important implications for public health policy. While the prevalence of postnatal depression is high, there are no pre...

    Authors: Mary Hartley, Mark Tomlinson, Erin Greco, W Scott Comulada, Jacqueline Stewart, Ingrid le Roux, Nokwanele Mbewu and Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:9

    Content type: Research

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